On his Friday afternoon Newsmax TV show, Malzberg suggested Chelsea’s recently-announced pregnancy was a campaign ploy to benefit future grandmother Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 electoral chances.
“Pardon the skeptic in me,” he said, “but what great timing! I mean, purely accidental, purely an act of nature, purely just left up to God. And God answered Hillary Clinton’s prayers and she going to have the prop of being a new grandma while she runs for president. It just warms the heart. It brings a tear to my eye. It really does. Wow!”
Chandler responded on behalf of Newsmax with a statement that rebukes Malzberg’s “inappropriate” comments while maintaining that it was all said in jest:
Steve Malzberg’s comments were intended to be humorous not hurtful. They were clearly inappropriate and do not reflect the views of Newsmax.
Watch the original remarks below, via Newsmax TV:
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